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Manoharan, Arathy – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2020
After a year of teaching deaf students, Arathy Manoharan realized that she needed to be able to apply the principles of bilingual deaf education in order to be able to do justice to her profession. For this reason, at the age of 23, she moved to the United States to pursue another master's degree in deaf education from McDaniel College in…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Cultural Relevance, Deafness, Social Justice
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Leland, Christine H.; Bangert, Sara E. – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2019
According to the American Library Association, book censorship is on the rise. While many censored books are adolescent novels, some titles for younger children are challenged as well. Books dealing with difficult social issues have been targets for censors historically, but recent attacks have focused on books portraying members of the lesbian,…
Descriptors: Activism, Art Activities, Preservice Teachers, Censorship
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Kozak, Stephanie; Martin-Chang, Sandra – Reading Research Quarterly, 2019
Teachers who are knowledgeable about the basic structure of the English language incorporate this knowledge into their instruction. In this study, the authors explored a similar relation between knowledge of print exposure and planning for a grade 5 classroom. The personal reading experience (print exposure) of 106 preservice teachers was measured…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Elementary School Students, Grade 5
Lightner, Sarah Campbell – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study explored the ways in which seventh and eighth grade students in three small-group book discussions used and responded to Critical Companions, texts used to supplement and support students' critical reading of young adult novels. The Critical Companions were written from the perspective of a variety of critical literary theories with the…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Grade 8, Group Discussion, Adolescent Literature
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Greathouse, Paula; Eisenbach, Brooke; Kaywell, Joan – SRATE Journal, 2017
Young adult literature spotlights the complexity of the adolescent human condition, which helps adolescent learners better understand themselves and those around them (Wolk, 2009). Yet, teachers who are able to find a place for young adult literature in their classrooms or schools often find themselves defending their choices rather than…
Descriptors: Student Rights, Adolescent Literature, Reading Materials, Secondary School Teachers
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Artman-Meeker, Kathleen; Grant, Thomas O.; Yang, Xueyan – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2016
In our increasingly diverse schools, teachers have a responsibility and an opportunity to help students see themselves and others through the lens of literature. There are few resources available to help teachers make decisions about what literature to choose and how to use that literature in relation to disability in the classroom. This article…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Consciousness Raising, Children
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Lewkowich, David – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2016
This article explores how a reading group of pre-service teachers responded to the endings of three contemporary young adult texts and what such responses may imply about the interpretive preferences of teacher education. Set in the context of a Faculty of Education at a Canadian university, and using the lens of psychoanalytic theory, this…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Adolescent Literature, Teacher Education, Foreign Countries
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Becnel, Kim; Moeller, Robin A. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2015
The purpose of this study is to better understand the reading patterns and preferences of rural teen readers and the cultures of reading that do or do not exist in the rural communities in which the teens reside. In addition, the researchers sought to discover, by conducting a series of focus groups, whether rural teen readers felt connected to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adolescent Literature, Rural Areas, Reading Habits
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Sciurba, Katie – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2015
Discussions of culturally relevant and "boy" literature stress the importance of offering readers occasions to see themselves in texts. However, young men of color have had few opportunities within this discourse to reveal their own experiences with literature. Rather than make presumptions about how texts serve as mirrors to them, as…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Males, African American Students
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Alexander, Joy; Jarman, Ruth – Literacy, 2015
The Royal Society Young People's Book Prize is awarded annually in the United Kingdom for the best science information book, and the winning book is chosen by panels of young people. This article discusses the findings of a study of the responses to the books and to their judging experience of young people who participated on panels in the 2011…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Adolescents, Nonfiction
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Elish-Piper, Laurie; Wold, Linda S.; Schwingendorf, Kathy – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2014
Linked text sets (LTS) offer a promising approach to bring together adolescent students and complex texts, such as those required by the Common Core State Standards, using strategic scaffolding. LTS include a variety of print and media texts that address a guiding question that is meaningful to students such as, "Why is growing up so…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), High School Students, Learner Engagement, Reading Strategies
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Brendler, Beth M. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2014
Drawing on and reexamining theories on gender and literacy, derived from research performed between 1974 and 2002, this qualitative study explored the gender assumptions and expectations of Language Arts teachers in a graduate level adolescent literature course at a university in the Midwestern United States. The theoretical framework was…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Expectation, Language Arts, Teacher Attitudes
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Ivey, Gay; Johnston, Peter H. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2013
This study examines students' perceptions of the outcomes and processes of engaged reading in classrooms prioritizing engagement through self-selected, self-paced reading of compelling young adult literature. The primary data were 71 end-of-year student interviews, supported by end-of-year teacher interviews, biweekly observational data,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Adolescent Literature, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
Pet, Susan Ringler – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This qualitative study investigated preservice English teachers' experiences reading young adult literature and explored how they conceptualized the teaching of literature. The investigation took place in a graduate-level secondary English education methods course, wherein preservice English teachers read and studied methods of teaching young…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, English Teachers, Reading Habits, Recreational Reading
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Lenski, Susan – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2012
Response to Intervention (RTI) has the potential to have a positive impact on adolescent literacy by requiring content-area teachers to provide Tier 1 literacy instruction. This commentary suggests that content-area teachers can help their students improve their content knowledge and literacy skills by providing discipline-specific strategy…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Content Area Reading, Literacy, Response to Intervention
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